The monitoring report looks at the impact of the amendments to the Law on mass events in Belarus, which came into force in January 2019 and promised liberalization. It finds that the situation of the right to freedom of assembly has in fact deteriorated in 2019: protests were cancelled and trials resulted in fines and administrative arrest for protesters and activists.
The report, prepared by a coalition of human rights organizations supported by ECNL, provides a legal analysis as well as a data analysis of peaceful assemblies held based on their monitoring. It also provides recommendations to various stakeholders, such as the government and the international community.
You can download the report from ECNL’s website here.